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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.