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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Have A Question About This Topic?
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”