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.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.