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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.