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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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?”
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.