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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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