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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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?”
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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.