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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.