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.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
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.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?