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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.