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 Fed and How It Got That Way Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does. Asset Allocation Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance. Contributing to an IRA? Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.