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.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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.