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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How Interest Rates Affect Everything
This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Consolidating your assets onto one platform can reap multiple benefits.
What’s the connection between cars and financial management?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.