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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?