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.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.