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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.