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.
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Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.