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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.