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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.