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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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?”
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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.