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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.