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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.