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.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.