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.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
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From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?