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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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.
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.