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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.