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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Pullbacks, corrections, and bear markets are all a part of the investing cycle. When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
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