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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.