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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
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.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Pullbacks, corrections, and bear markets are all a part of the investing cycle. When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?