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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.