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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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