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.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Learn the advantages of a Net Unrealized Appreciation strategy with this helpful article.
Learn more about women taking control of their finances with this infographic.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.