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.
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.
How Financial Advisors Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The Rule of 72
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.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.