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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.