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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.