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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
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?
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.