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.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Emotional vs. Strategic Decisions
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
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.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
6 Tips to Manage Market Stress
Things you and clients can do to manage market stress
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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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The Rule of 72
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.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.