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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?