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.
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.
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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.
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Things you and clients can do to manage market stress
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.