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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
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.
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 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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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?