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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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.