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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.