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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.