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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Should I Invest In REITs?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.