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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.