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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Estate planning is one of the best ways to leave a lasting legacy to your loved ones.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?