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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
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.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.