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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
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It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.