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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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.