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.
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Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.