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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.