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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?