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.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?