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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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?”
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
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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.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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.