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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.