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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.