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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?