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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?