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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.