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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?