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.
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When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.