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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?