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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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