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.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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