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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
A good professional provides important guidance and insight through the years.
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.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?