Investment

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.

 
 
Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Infographic: The Whole Story of Dividends

Infographic: The Whole Story of Dividends

The whole story of dividends

Global and International Funds

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

 

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: The Small Business Dream

Starting a small business? First, take care of the basics. 5 essential steps to help position your new business for success.

Driving Interest on Interest with the Next Generation

Maybe your middle schooler is already hip to saving. Many kids this age do chores and earn allowances, perhaps putting part of what they earn into a savings account for college....

The Basics of Investing

What’s the connection between cars and financial management?

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Understanding Dividends

Find out the value working with a mutual company and how you may be entitled to an added benefit of an annual dividend.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

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