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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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 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 can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.