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.
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.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?