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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
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.
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
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.