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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.