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, cracking the code on bonds.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.