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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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.