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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
A Reminder of Why It's Important to Take a Long-Term View
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
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With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.