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.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?