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.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How Financial Advisors Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?