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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.