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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.