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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.