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.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.