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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?