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.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.