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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Rule of 72
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.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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