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.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
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You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.