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.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How low can you go? We’re not talking about the limbo. We’re referring to sovereign bond rates.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
Knowing your risks is essential when making investment decisions and exit decisions.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.