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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Are You Ready for Your Portfolio to Make a Difference?
Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.