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.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Emotional vs. Strategic Decisions
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Separating the Signal From the Noise
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
How to Invest in LGBTQ+ Friendly Companies
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
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Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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The Fed and How It Got That Way
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When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
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Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.