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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.