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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?