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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.