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, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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.