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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Have A Question About This Topic?
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.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Net Unrealized Appreciation and how it affects tax responsibilities.
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?