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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.