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.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Diversification could mean the difference between financial success and failure.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
How low can you go? We’re not talking about the limbo. We’re referring to sovereign bond rates.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
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 key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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?”
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?