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.
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.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.