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.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for 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.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?