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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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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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.
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.
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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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?