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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?