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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.