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?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.