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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”