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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.