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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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?
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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 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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.