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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?