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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.