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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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?