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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Flex your financial superpowers.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.