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: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
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.