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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.