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.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.