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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?