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 your risk tolerance is a critial first step in the money management process.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
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.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.