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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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 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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.