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 Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.