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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your 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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.