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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Big Picture–Earnings Preview
Here are some insights on how the Q2 Earnings Report could shape up.
The New Wild West: Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
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Knowing your risks is essential when making investment decisions and exit decisions.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.