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.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?