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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.