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.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?