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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.