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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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 questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?