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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?