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, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
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.
How Financial Advisors Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?