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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?