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, cracking the code on bonds.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?