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.
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Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.