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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.