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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.