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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
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.