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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Learn more about women taking control of their finances with this infographic.
Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.