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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.