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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.