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.
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.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Good Ship IPO
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.