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?
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Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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 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.
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
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.