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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?