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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.