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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.