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.
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.