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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.