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 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.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.