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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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?
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
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 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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?