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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.