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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.