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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?