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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.