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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.