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.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
Consolidating your assets onto one platform can reap multiple benefits.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Congratulations — your business is profitable! Have you considered how much of those profits to reinvest in your business?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?