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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
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.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.