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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?