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.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.