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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
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.
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 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.
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
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?