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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Your Personal Recovery
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?