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How Bond Prices and Yields Work

Thinking of adding some government bonds to your portfolio? First, let's take a closer look at how they work.

11 Stock Market Oddities — and How to Exploit Them

Investing smart for the long haul is so boring. Here are some quirks that may be worth betting some "fun" money on (but not your retirement!).

Do You Have These Key Character Traits for Investing Success?

Being a successful investor isn't just about money management — it also comes down to personality.

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Invested $500 in FAANG 6 Years Ago

So you missed the boat on Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google? Here's how much it cost you.

Should You Treat Your Social Security Benefits Like a Bond?

A lot of things can impact your retirement investment strategy. Should your future Social Security benefits be one of them?

7 Reasons You're Never Too Old to Buy Stocks

You'll outgrow a lot of things as you age. Stocks won't be one of them.

4 Ways to Keep Envy From Ruining Your Retirement Investments

Envy is a mega-danger to your finances. The green-eyed monster can even ruin your investments.

7 Money Moves That’ll Protect You During the Next Recession

The Great Recession left our finances in the lurch. These money moves will protect you if we enter another one.

How an Exit Strategy Can Make You a Better Investor

We're all for buy and hold, but sometimes, it really does make sense to sell an investment. That's where an exit strategy comes in.

How to Pick Your First Stocks and Funds

You're ready to start investing. But where, exactly, do you start? It's easy! Try these clever ways to pick your first stocks and funds.

Don't Be Fooled by an Investment's Rate of Return

You might get excited looking at that promising investment return — but it can be misleading. Here's what else you should look for.

4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Investing

Don't be daunted by the stock market. With a little change in outlook, you can conquer your investing fears.

Does Skill Really Matter in Stock Market Investing?

Some claim a successful investment portfolio is pure luck. Others say it's skill. Which is it?

8 Signs You're a "Helicopter Investor" (And How to Stop)

Do you obsessively hover over your investments? If you don't give them space, they'll never grow into the responsible returns you need.

How the Risk Averse Can Get Into the Stock Market

Investing is not without risk. But that doesn't mean you should be afraid of investing altogether.

The Secret to Successful Investing Is Trusting the Process

The key to successful investing isn't hot tips or insider knowledge. It's about trusting the process.

4 Portfolio "Blind Spots" That Are Ruining Your Investments

Mental biases can keep you blind. When it comes to your investments, they can also keep you poor.

Why the Dow Will Hit a Million, Eventually

Warren Buffett says that 100 years from now, the DJIA will be "over 1 million." Is he out of his mind?

8 Types of Investors — Which One Are You?

From set-it-and-forget-it to ultra hands on, there are many different types of investors. Which one are you?

4 Ways to Add Gold to Your Portfolio

Whether you want to protect your money from stock market turmoil or a zombie apocalypse, adding gold to your portfolio can be an attractive investment.