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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”