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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?