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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?