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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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.