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.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
A look at how variable rates of return impact investors over time.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
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Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Learn about the difference between bulls and bears—markets, that is!
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.