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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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