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.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Life happens fast, and your finances can take a backseat if you’re not careful. Is it time to check in with a financial professional? This infographic will help you examine your own financial situation and decide if it’s time to step up your financial game.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?