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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.