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.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.