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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.