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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.