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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.