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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.