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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 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
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.