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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
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.
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 calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.