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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should I Invest in Gold?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.