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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What are your options for investing in emerging 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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!