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.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The New Wild West: Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?