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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.