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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.