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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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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.
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 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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”