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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.
Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?