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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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?
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.