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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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.
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.
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
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.