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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.