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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
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Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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 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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?