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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Financial planning often doesn’t take place on a beach. But the next time you find yourself there, try this experiment, courtesy of management and motivational guru Stephen R. Covey: You’ll need a mason jar and an assortment of big rocks, smaller gravel, sand, and water.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Think about your investment in your business. It’s not simply a business, it’s your life’s work.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.