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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.