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.
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.
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Net Unrealized Appreciation and how it affects tax responsibilities.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
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When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.