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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?