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.
Understanding your risk tolerance is a critical first step in the money management process.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
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Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.