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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How Financial Advisors Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.