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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
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
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.