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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.