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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
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 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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.