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.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.