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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.