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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”