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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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 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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
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With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.