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.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?