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.
The Rule of 72
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.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.