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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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?”
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.