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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.