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.
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Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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.