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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Rule of 72
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.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
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.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.