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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.