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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.