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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Pullbacks, corrections, and bear markets are all a part of the investing cycle. When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?