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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.