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.
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A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?