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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.