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.
Smart 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.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.