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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?