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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?