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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.