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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.