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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
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Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.