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 Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.