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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.