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.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?