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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.