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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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Pullbacks, corrections, and bear markets are all a part of the investing cycle. When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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