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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.