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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.