Articles: InvestmentContinue scrolling for more. Opportunity Zone FundsDefer, reduce, and zero out the capital gains tax by investing into opportunity zone projects. How to Invest During a Volatile Market EnvironmentWays to diversify your portfolio to withstand market fluctuations. Why You Should Consider Alternative Investments NowDiversify your portfolio, lessen volatility and potentially increase investment returns. The Business CycleUnderstanding the economy’s cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective. A Look at DiversificationDiversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can’t prevent against a loss. Inflation & Your MoneyIt’s important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments. Mutual Funds vs. ETFsExchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too. Options When Your CD MaturesKnowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision. Value vs. Growth InvestingAmong stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth. Rebalancing Your PortfolioOver time, different investments’ performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical. Best Performing Asset ClassesBonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next. Types of Stock Market AnalysisMost stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each. TIPS for InflationIf you are concerned about inflation—and expect short-term interest rates may increase—TIPS could be worth considering. Estimating the Cost of CollegeThis worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program. Asset AllocationConsider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance. A Primer on DividendsA company’s profits can be reinvested or they can be paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends.” How the Federal Reserve WorksEach day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system. How Stocks WorkUnderstanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.