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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?