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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?