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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Rule of 72
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.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.