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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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?