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: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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