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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.