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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?