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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.