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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?