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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.