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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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 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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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