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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
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 New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.