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, cracking the code on bonds.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.