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.
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The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?