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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?