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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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.