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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.