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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?