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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
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.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.