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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.