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.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Driving Interest on Interest with the Next Generation
Maybe your middle schooler is already hip to saving. Many kids this age do chores and earn allowances, perhaps putting part of what they earn into a savings account for college....
Key Money Moments: 4 Times You Should Talk to a Pro
Life happens fast, and your finances can take a backseat if you’re not careful. Is it time to check in with a financial professional? This infographic will help you examine your own financial situation and decide if it’s time to step up your financial game.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
6 Tips to Manage Market Stress
Things you and clients can do to manage market stress
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
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How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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