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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.