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 seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.