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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.