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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?