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.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.