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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.