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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Have A Question About This Topic?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Net Unrealized Appreciation and how it affects tax responsibilities.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.