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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?