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.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Net Unrealized Appreciation and how it affects tax responsibilities.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?