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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.