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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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 some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.