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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.