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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.