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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.