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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?