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, cracking the code on bonds.
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.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.