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.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?