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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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?
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.