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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.