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.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
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.
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
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.