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 Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”