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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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 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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.