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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.