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?”
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?