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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.