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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
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.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
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.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.