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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.