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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
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.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.