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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.