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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.