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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.