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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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?
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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 will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?