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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This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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