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.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.