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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here’s why the August jobs report was particularly maddening.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
How low can you go? We’re not talking about the limbo. We’re referring to sovereign bond rates.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Bonds are impacting the market, perhaps more than anyone thought possible.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.