As we look ahead to 2016, we expect lower growth, but the U.S. is in a strong relative position. Also, while starting points matter, the tug of war between bulls and bears will continue.
We expect the battle between positive and negative forces to persist in 2016.
In our 2015 Annual Outlook we highlighted our major expectations for the year. Read the mid-year report for an update on how the year has progressed relative to some of those expectations.
A socially responsible investing strategy considers your beliefs and values along with your financial returns. Learn more about this strategy, and see if it is right for you.
Section 529 plans can be a great way to save for college--in many cases, the best way--but they're not the only way. When you're investing for a major goal like education, it makes sense to be familiar with all of your options.
Now that you’re starting to get serious about saving for retirement, you can increase the odds of meeting your retirement goals with these strategies.
Now that you’re nearing retirement, keep up your momentum and reduce your investment risk with these strategies.
Thinking of investing in a mutual fund? They definitely have their benefits. Here’s what you need to know about the tax ramifications of investing in them.
Take diversification a step further by investing in global markets. Find out if holding some foreign stocks in your investment portfolio could be a strategy for you.
Concerned about market instability and low interest rates? Take these 6 steps to help secure your financial future
Investing in real estate investment trusts is one way to have diversification in your portfolio. Find out if REITs will work for you.
Know when to sell a stock? Follow a buy-and-hold strategy rather than buy and sell shares frequently. Learn how to recognize when it makes sense to sell a security.
When you are reading corporate financial statements, a good place to start is the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E).
Learn about the pros and cons of buying gold, and the benefits of diversifying your investment portfolio with a mix of stocks and bonds.
Protect your savings against rising inflation. The best investments often include stocks, commodities, real estate and inflation-protected securities. Learn more.
Managing financial risk is crucial for your retirement plans. Learn what the top three risks are and how to defend against them.
Considering exchange-traded funds? Find out if they’re a good choice for your portfolio.
Learn what economic indicators mean and why they matter to your investment strategy.
Consider stocks as you approach retirement. There is less risk associated with bonds than regular stocks.
"It pays to have an understanding of fundamental investment concepts. Knowledgeable investors are better
prepared when shopping for investments and investment services."
Set goals, adopt a strategy, make investing a habit and control your risks
Your best bet is to keep on contributing, stick with stocks and try not to raid your account.
IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to you. Even if you're contributing to a 401(k) or other plan at work, you should also consider investing in an IRA.
Dollar cost averaging takes some of the guesswork out of investing in the stock market.
Though there's no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market there are common sense tips that can help.
An annuity is a contract between you, the purchaser or owner, and an insurance company, the annuity issuer.
Talk to your college-age children about contributing to an IRA - it's never too early to start saving.