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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.