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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Rule of 72
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.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.