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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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.
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.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.