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?
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.