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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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