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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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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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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.