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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
What does it take to be an accredited investor? Explore the details, & the types of investments offered to those who qualify.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?