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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.