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.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
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 calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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 smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.