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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
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.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.