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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?