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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Rule of 72
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.
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Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.