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.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.