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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.