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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
The New Wild West: Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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.
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 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.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.