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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.