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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.
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 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 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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?