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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 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.
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
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.