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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?