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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.