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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.