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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?