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.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Your Shifting Risk Tolerance
Time and market performance may subtly and slowly imbalance your portfolio.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Bull & Bear Markets: A Timeline
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.