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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.