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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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.