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.
Understanding your risk tolerance is a critial first step in the money management process.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.