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 are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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 thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.