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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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.