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.
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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.