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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.