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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
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.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?