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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.