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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.