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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
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