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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?