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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”