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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?