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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.