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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?