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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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