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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.