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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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."
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.