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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Life happens fast, and your finances can take a backseat if you’re not careful. Is it time to check in with a financial professional? This infographic will help you examine your own financial situation and decide if it’s time to step up your financial game.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.