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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?