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.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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.