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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
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.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.