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.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Should I Invest In REITs?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
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.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.