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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.