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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”