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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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