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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?