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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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.