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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
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