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.
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You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.