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 if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
When the market experiences volatility, it may be a good time to review these common terms.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Net Unrealized Appreciation and how it affects tax responsibilities.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
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 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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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