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?
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Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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.
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?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?