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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.