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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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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.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.