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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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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.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.