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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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.