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.
Understanding your risk tolerance is a critial first step in the money management process.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Options When Your CD Matures
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?