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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Global vs. International: What’s the Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Life happens fast, and your finances can take a backseat if you’re not careful. Is it time to check in with a financial professional? This infographic will help you examine your own financial situation and decide if it’s time to step up your financial game.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
Learn the advantages of a Net Unrealized Appreciation strategy with this helpful article.
Learn more about women taking control of their finances with this infographic.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?