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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.