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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.