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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The Rule of 72
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.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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