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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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