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.
Inflation and taxes are two powerful forces that should be considered before committing to any investment.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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 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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
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?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.