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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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?”
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.