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.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
With a new administration, things will change, but no one knows exactly how. Here’s a little insight.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Spoiler alert: interest on excess reserves, forward guidance, and asset buys will remain important.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Consolidating your assets onto one platform can reap multiple benefits.
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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?
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?