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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.