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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.