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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?