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.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.