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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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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