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.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.