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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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.