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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Don't crash and burn in a market bubble, here are some ideas on how to build a solid investment portfolio.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Consolidating financial accounts onto one platform can help you spell out a clearer financial future.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.