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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
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Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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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.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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