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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.