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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.