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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.