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.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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 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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?