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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?