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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Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.