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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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.