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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
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Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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.
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
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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.