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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?