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 snarl some investors.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Your Personal Recovery
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, infiltrating the world of bonds.