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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.