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.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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?
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.