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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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.
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 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.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.