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.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.