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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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.