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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.