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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.