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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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 better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.