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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.