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.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.