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.
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.
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Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?