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.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?