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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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.