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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement.
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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.
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.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.