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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
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.
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.
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
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.