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.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.