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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.