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?
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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.