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.
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Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.