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.
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Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.