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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.