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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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