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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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