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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.
The Rule of 72
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.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.