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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?