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.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Have A Question About This Topic?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.