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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Bull & Bear Markets: A Timeline
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.