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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”