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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Rule of 72
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.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.