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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.