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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.