- Investment Types
There are three basic asset classes, or investment types: stocks, bonds and cash.
- Investment Return
When you invest, you're interested in whether you're making progress toward your financial goals. Return on investment can help you gauge how much progress you're making.
- Historical Rates of Return
Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, historical returns illustrate how often and how much an investment's value typically fluctuates over time.
- Using Benchmarks
An investment benchmark is a standard against which you can measure the performance of an individual security or group of securities.