Investment

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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Bridging the Confidence Gap

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

All That Matters: Hype Cycle, Fear Cycle

Is artificial intelligence over-hyped, or will it take jobs away? Mike and Ross reflect on AI and the debt ceiling crisis.

Some Things Are Just Too Hard

How is landscaping like investing? For Baird’s Mike Antonelli, they’re both things he’s happy to leave to the professionals.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

How to Deal With the Inevitable Volatility

Though they can be painful, market corrections are a natural and necessary part of long-term investing.

The Big Winners of the Inflation Reduction Act

Earlier in August, Democrats passed a reconciliation bill that focuses on four key areas.

Understanding The Fed’s Highwire Act

How do you choose between low unemployment and low inflation?

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Behavioral Finance

An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

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