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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
$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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”