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.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?