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.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
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This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.