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.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
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Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
What does it take to be an accredited investor? Explore the details, & the types of investments offered to those who qualify.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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.
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.
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
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?