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.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.