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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.