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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The New Wild West: Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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 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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.