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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
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.
Types of Stock Market Analysis
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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