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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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.