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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Best-Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.