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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?