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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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Rule of 72
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.
The cost of college isn’t getting cheaper. Learn about some financial tools that can help you save.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Diversification could mean the difference between financial success and failure.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.