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.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.