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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
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.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.