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.
Have A Question About This Topic?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Learn more about women taking control of their finances with this infographic.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Life happens fast, and your finances can take a backseat if you’re not careful. Is it time to check in with a financial professional? This infographic will help you examine your own financial situation and decide if it’s time to step up your financial game.
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.
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.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.