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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.