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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.