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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.