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?
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.