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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.