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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”