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.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.