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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.