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.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.