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.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.