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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The Rule of 72
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.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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?
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