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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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 compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.