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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.