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.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Rule of 72
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.
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.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.