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.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.