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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
This fun piece can help your clients explore the benefits of impact investing versus founding a philanthropy.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?