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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?