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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
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.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.