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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?