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.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
The Business Cycle
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.