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.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Bull and Bear Go To Market
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
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Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
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What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.