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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.