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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.