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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.