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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Have A Question About This Topic?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
What does it take to be an accredited investor? Explore the details, & the types of investments offered to those who qualify.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.