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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
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.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.