Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.