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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.