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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.