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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
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As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?