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.
Inflation and taxes are two powerful forces that should be considered before committing to any investment.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Understanding your risk tolerance is a critial first step in the money management process.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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