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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?