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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Options When Your CD Matures
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?