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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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?
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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.
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 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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.