Investing Basics

Investing basics

It’s never the wrong time to remind yourself of the basic facts and principles of investing for retirement.

Investing 101

Brush up on the investing basics of asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing. These three simple processes can help you save more for retirement and other goals. Review these ideas.

Dollar cost averaging

Dollar cost averaging is an investment strategy in which you regularly save a set amount, buying more shares when prices are low and fewer when they’re high. Learn more about dollar cost averaging.

Understanding retirement plan investment expenses and fees

Investing in your workplace retirement plan has certain costs. It’s important to be aware of what you’re paying and understand the value of what you receive in return. Learn about expenses and fees.

Finding your investment style

Now that you’ve decided to invest, you may want to figure out your investing style. Start by asking yourself two basic questions.

Key investment terms

Brush up on some simple definitions for the most common investing terms. Review our glossary of terms.

Benefits of working with a financial advisor

Whether you're an investing novice or a seasoned investor, everyone can use a little guidance sometimes. You may want to talk with a financial professional. Working with an advisor.