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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?