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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
This fun piece can help your clients explore the benefits of impact investing versus founding a philanthropy.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?