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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 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.
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?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.