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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.