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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Millennials can opt to follow a values-based investing strategy to invest their money in conscientious ways.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Estate planning is one of the best ways to leave a lasting legacy to your loved ones.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Find out the value working with a mutual company and how you may be entitled to an added benefit of an annual dividend.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.