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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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