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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.