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, cracking the code on bonds.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.