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.

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Global and International Funds

Global and International Funds

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

Optimism vs. Pessimism

Optimism vs. Pessimism

Mike Antonelli and John Taft take on conventional wisdom behind the aging investor.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

Five for Friday - May 17, 2024

Ross looks at welcome inflation news, housing supply vs. demand, Biden's new tariffs on China, and more.

6 Ways to Inflation-Proof Your Retirement Plan

Does rising inflation have you worried for your retirement plan? Protect your golden years with these strategies.

The Sequence of Returns

A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.

Best-Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Debt Ceiling Deal Includes Two Years of Spending Caps

Strategas breaks down what’s in the deal, its impact on economic growth over the coming years, and what to focus on next.

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From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

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