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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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 how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
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.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?