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 snarl some investors.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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.
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 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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.