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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
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.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?