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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.