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.
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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.