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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.