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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?