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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?