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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.