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.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
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Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.