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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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.