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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
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.
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.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?