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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?