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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?