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.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?