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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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.
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
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.