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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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 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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.