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.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?