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.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.