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.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Learn more about women taking control of their finances with this infographic.
What do concerns or uncertainty about AI mean for your future and your financial strategy?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are thousands of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.