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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.