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.
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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?