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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.