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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.