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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.