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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.