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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The New Wild West: Bitcoin
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.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.