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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.