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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?