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?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.