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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.