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 the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?