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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.