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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Financial Hacks for Millennials: Values-Based Investing
Millennials can opt to follow a values-based investing strategy to invest their money in conscientious ways.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.