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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?