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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?