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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
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 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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.