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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.