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.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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.