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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
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.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.