5 Smart Investing Strategies The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content The Cycle of Investing Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls. Asset Allocation Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance. 5 Smart Investing Principles Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.