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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.