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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Emotional vs. Strategic Decisions
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?