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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.