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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.