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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?