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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
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Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
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.
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 helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.