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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.