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.
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Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Rule of 72
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.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.