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 are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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."
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
Consolidating your assets onto one platform can reap multiple benefits.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.