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.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.