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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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?