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.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.