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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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.