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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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?”
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.