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.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.