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.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.