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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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 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
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.